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    Hey guys,

    first time poster, long time reader. Given the amazing season we're having and the happy coincidence that I'm gonna be driving through the states from Australia during the playoffs I've come to the conclusion that I need to do whatever it takes to see a playoff game in Toronto while I have the chance. What I'm looking for is a couple of recommendations in regards to getting Tickets, cheap flights from (probably) LA and accommodation near the ACC. Any advice at all is highly sought!

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    There are cheap flights from LA to Buffalo then arrange a car rental or bus transportation. The ACC is right downtown where there is a wide choice of accommodation. Since the Raptors haven't been in the playoffs for 5 years, playoff tickets will be in demand. I can't help on that, perhaps another member has some recommendations for that.

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    Hey, if you've finally posted here, how about you stick around?

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    I will definitely be sticking around! My raptors love has quickly become an obsession in the past 3 years, this pretty much feels like the best way to mainline raptors into my blood at anytime haha

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    Quote valsanity wrote: View Post
    I will definitely be sticking around! My raptors love has quickly become an obsession in the past 3 years, this pretty much feels like the best way to mainline raptors into my blood at anytime haha
    That is the truth. I heard that Raptors Republic was coming out with an intravenous drip version and a camel pack so you could move around with it.

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    Perfect, smoking Jonas' per/48 stats was just not something I could keep up much longer

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    Quote valsanity wrote: View Post
    I will definitely be sticking around! My raptors love has quickly become an obsession
    Welcome home brother!! Lol
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    Quote valsanity wrote: View Post
    I will definitely be sticking around! My raptors love has quickly become an obsession in the past 3 years, this pretty much feels like the best way to mainline raptors into my blood at anytime haha
    Definitely stick around. Need some more Aussies to infiltrate this forum. We will take it over eventually.

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    Quote BigCamB wrote: View Post
    Definitely stick around. Need some more Aussies to infiltrate this forum. We will take it over eventually.
    I feel at this stage it's almost inevitable

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    just curious, of all the nba teams, why the raptors? i'm sure you like other teams too but for the most part, even with the success of this season we're a pretty fringe organization compared to most.

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    For me. I spent a year in Canada after school finished. If you've spent any reasonable amount of time in Banff or Whistler you've probably seen plenty of us there working and stuff, we have overrun those places (rr is next) Anyway I eventually ended up in Toronto and went to a few raptors games and fell in love with them. I'd never been able to pick a team prior to that due to no geographical ties to any teams etc always just migrated to where my fav players were. I love Canada, and continued to support the raptors after I got back home. This was 2008, the raptors have been stuck with me ever since.

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    I'm a canadian citizen by birth and was born 2 years before the raptors became a franchise; they were always in the background when we lived in canada for a few years and when we moved they were something I really missed. Now that I can afford a league pass and all it's glory I'm able to watch it all the time which makes following the team that much easier!

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    Quote BigCamB wrote: View Post
    For me. I spent a year in Canada after school finished. If you've spent any reasonable amount of time in Banff or Whistler you've probably seen plenty of us there working and stuff, we have overrun those places (rr is next) Anyway I eventually ended up in Toronto and went to a few raptors games and fell in love with them. I'd never been able to pick a team prior to that due to no geographical ties to any teams etc always just migrated to where my fav players were. I love Canada, and continued to support the raptors after I got back home. This was 2008, the raptors have been stuck with me ever since.
    Random but I find it extremely weird that yall drive on the left hand side

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    Random but I find it extremely weird that yall drive on the left hand side
    I've done both sides of the road; seeing cars come at you on the 'wrong' side of the road is something that I've never been able to get used to

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    Definitely stick around. Need some more Aussies to infiltrate this forum. We will take it over eventually.
    Where in Australia are you from?

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    Quote valsanity wrote: View Post
    I'm a canadian citizen by birth and was born 2 years before the raptors became a franchise; they were always in the background when we lived in canada for a few years and when we moved they were something I really missed. Now that I can afford a league pass and all it's glory I'm able to watch it all the time which makes following the team that much easier!
    League Pass has literally saved our lives :d

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    I don't recall any Aussie Raps players. Sean Marks was a Kiwi I think, so the only rep from that part of the world.

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    I don't recall any Aussie Raps players. Sean Marks was a Kiwi I think, so the only rep from that part of the world.
    Actually didn't the Raps run into a bit of and imbroglio with an Australian player who turned out to have an undisclosed medical condition...dragged out into a legal argument.

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    I don't recall any Aussie Raps players. Sean Marks was a Kiwi I think, so the only rep from that part of the world.
    Nate Jawaii and David Andersen


    @ valsanity, I'm from Melbourne as well. Grew up in Albury, NSW

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    Quote BigCamB wrote: View Post
    Nate Jawaii and David Andersen


    @ valsanity, I'm from Melbourne as well. Grew up in Albury, NSW
    Aussie Shaq! #neverforget

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